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>> will take a look at the vice- president speaking now live. it's a dark day in america when you could convict someone on hearsay evidence. >> two big stories tonight, the jury of seven men and five women find it drew peterson guilty of murdering his third wife kathleen savio and we are at the democratic national convention. >> president barack obama is getting ready to take the stage in about an hour but the vice president joe biden is on the
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stage right now excited the crowd said, earlier he said 6 like romney and president barack obama are vastly different and he also said president barack obama has a spine of steel and after he speaks it will be senator dick durbin from illinois who will introduce the president as he did at the convention in 2008. >> our top story here at home scene around the country tonight, the drew peterson a verdict, the jury has found him guilty of murder. hong >> >> justice tonight for kathleen savio's family who believe that drew peterson
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kilter, the defense prosecution calling him a thug who headed thehid behind a badge. drew peterson showed no emotion as the guilty verdict was read kathleen savio's family hog and cried, who was knocked unconscious into drowned in her bathtub. >> i always knew that he killed her. i was always there for my sister and i will be there to the end. >> we must take this as a warning sign and do something about it. peterson's defense attorneys said they wouldn't have done anything differently and that peterson is ok with the jury's decision but they're not done. >> believe me there will be an
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appeal, there are several world- class people that are just waiting to sink their teeth into this case. then they may drew peterson the victim in this case the man who always gave an interview in always mugged for the camera. >> he's been the favorite target of the media and the people, they passed a law specifically to get this individual do you really think someone can take on the government and win in a case like this? it's almost impossible. kathy savio could have never accidentally drowned in that top and testimony from witnesses, stacey petersons pastor said stacy told him she lied to police about where her husband was denied savio was murdered he prayed with gem over the phone and cried when he heard guilty. >> i got to be a voice. >> drew peterson could get 20-60
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years in prison, the state attorney said he will push for the latter argument that peterson is the prime suspect in his fourth wife's disappearance. illinois state police have been working aggressively on spacey peterson's casestacey petersons case. >> a crowd of observers came together at the will county courthouse. and when the verdict was read aloud, the crowd broke into cheers glad that peterson had been found guilty. ... the atmosphere remained rockets for about seven minutes as you are about to hear. even vehicles passing by honked their horns. some of those closest to the case also expressed their feelings. the jury found the retired police officer guilty.
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>> my thoughts tonight are thank god they got the murderer and i hope they never let him out he can rot there. the savio family are so thankful that we have sought justice it has been a very long time coming. today we have gotten justice, today kathleen savio can finally rest in peace into the savio family can move on as much as possible. >> we finally did it after all these years and we got justice. we got through. >> we got the murdering kathy can rest now.
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>> this man always thought he would get away with it, i don't think he ever faced reality and that's why he did it twice today he is facing reality he will never see life outside of a prison wall. there's no reason he should be brought back to this court and face the same hal. >> then there is reaction from time tom peterson, drew peterson son. >> for the first time we are hearing from a juror in the drew peterson trial. >> it took six votes by the drew
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peterson jury to come to a unanimous decision as of last night ron was the only member who could not vote to convict he made that clear today for him the troubling issues boil down to the definition in understanding of circumstantial evidence and the controversy in the courtroom over the hearsay testimony we heard so much about it was a restless night sleepy said as he struggled with all of this wednesday maintaining he never felt pressure today he went on to say that today was the first time he looked at the case in totality, that he said helped him finally vote to be guilty. >> the motive and did he do it? those are the two things. >> the reason the savio case
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ever got a second look is all boil down to the stacy peterson case, the disappearance of stacy peterson back in 2007, when for most vocal advocates speaks out tonight grateful that her next- door neighbor will not be returning to the block sharon wants answers about her missing friend, while never charged with it stacy's friend believes that drew peterson is behind that case too. >> time to tell us, where is stacy? the trial is now over. tonight a quick look at the peterson home that we stood outside of for so many months while stacy peterson's disappearance is being investigated by local officials here and until he was charged and wrested back in may of 2009 tonight the house stands very much like it did back in those years of 2007-2008 until
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his arrest in 2009, tonight even his children in and out of the windows peaking to see what is happening out here, the street itself is lined strictly with media trucks, not too many neighbors or spectators out here tonight a quiet day in bowling brook. >> more coverage of the verdict and legal analysis is coming straight up. >> president barack obama big nights, we will carry his speech live and also vice president biden just finished up his talk and a senator durban coming up to introduce the president. jim ramsey tells us how long cooler temperatures will stick around.
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>> drew peterson, guilty. you heard the verdict and the emotional reaction everybody from the prosecutors down to the family talk about what you think this case may be living in the courts for years to come.
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>> first of all you have the big here's a question, the hearsay that was led in verse is the united states constitution for our viewers that simply means in the confrontation clause that says you have a right to cross- examine people who are saying something against you there are going to be so many other reasons for appeal and it's going to be so interesting for lawyers to watch, not necessarily the general public there are a lot of people who i talked to who said he is guilty he is dead guilty. and yet i was amazed because there were so many other people that i talked to recently said gnocchis not guilty. because you can't possibly convict someone on i heard this and i heard that? >> and amazingly allot of police officers were thinking that what it. two of the much talked to when i was coming into the
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building tonight. it's something that will tear apart a lot of talk shows in the next couple weeks. i will tell you this much the way the prosecutors put this case in stumbling at the beginning as everyone thought that the way they put in in in used here say the way they were allowed to quizmaster fall and i think they deserve a lot of credit for it but that doesn't get to the question of whether or not is going to stand up in the supreme court. i am wondering where disney wind up with in the prison system because this is a former police officer, he will not be put in with the general population. >> know, the present system does have ways of trying to protect police officers who go to prison and lately there have been quite a few of them especially in the federal court it will be up to the bureau of prisons to determine or
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corrections to determine exactly where he is going to go but in any facility that is going to house him a murderer will have to be a national security purpose and because of that they will have a certain section where they try to keep those people who may be subject to a fence. he is going to go to prison no one will let him out on an appeal bond and when it comes to november 26th, he is going to go to prison and the present system is hard pressed quite frankly with everything else so i think anyone like him will just have to look over his back every live in a moment. >> one of the jurors said there were six votes among the jury to get to the vote itverdict. the jury
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system is fascinating. this goes back to when i first started when they made the mistake of bringing me in here with this radio face. before his case went to trial or to the jury, we picked people off the streets and in this building we actually had a jury there and i was lucky enough to be in their monitoring things in seeing how the jury worked. believe it or not our jury came back with exactly the same numbers which was amazing but if you go back to the old movie 12 angry men the over original one watch that movie again because of the fact that this juror that was talked to cover the presserpressure that is put on these jurors is amazing. one
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hour or so before they came back with questions they may look like it was a hung jury. that can kind of tell you when you have 11 people and a small room and i made a small room the kind of pressure that is put on someone when you have everyone else saying come on, he is guilty. >> a live look at the action of the democratic convention. ot sfilodour president barack obama
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expected to take the stage shortly at the democratic national convention. >> we are standing by, they are showing video right now and charlotte n.c., a moment ago senator dick durbin introduced barack obama as he did in 2008 and after this video we will listen to first lady michelle obama. joe biden speaking earlier working to humanize and personalize this story much the way michelle did for barack obama earlier this week. we heard as well from illinois senator dick durbin, he introduced the nation to a pretty obscure illinois state senator barack obama relatively unknown back in 2008. vice president biden talked a bit
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about barack obama of course but what i thought was quite emotional as he said we talked about his life and dr. jill by then pointed to him and she said that it took her five times before she would marry him and that he was the love of her life. a huge cheer went up here all lot of emotion when it gabby gifford said recited the pledge of allegiance. everyone seems to be crying. i looked in the handicapped area and people were cheering for her as she walked across the stage and recited the pledge of allegiance escorted by her friend the democratic chairwoman. incredible emotion in this room and there certainly playing on a motion a great deal
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tonight. husbands speaking of the love for their wives and joe biden talking about the president. the men who never wavered as he said. we will come back to you guys in just a little bit this video is going on first leading michele obama will speak for a few moments into that will bring you the president's speech live. we will leave you with our live lottery drawing and we will be right back.
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>> back to the democratic national convention, the president is taking the podium. >> [ a +[applause]
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>> thank you. figures so much. thank you so much. thank you very much everybody. michelle, i love you so much. a few nights ago everybody it was reminded just what a lucky man i am. melia and sasha we are so
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proud of you. and yes you do have to go to school in the morning. and joe biden thank you for being the very best vice-president i could have ever hoped for and began a strong and loyal friend. madame chair woman, delegates i accept your nomination for president of the united states.
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>> [applause] >> now the first time i addressed this convention in 2004 i was a younger man. a senate candidate from illinois who spoke about hope. not blind optimism not wishful thinking but i hope in the face of difficulty. hope in the face of uncertainty. that faith in the future which has pushed this nation forward even when the odds are great. even when the road is long. eight years later, that hope has been tested. by the cost of war by
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one of the worst economic crises in history and by political gridlock that has left us wondering whether it's still even possible to tackle the challenges of our time. i know campaigns can seem small, even silly sometimes. trivial things become big distractions, serious issues becomes sound bites, the truth gets buried under an avalanche of money and advertising if you are sick of hearing me approve this message believe me so my. am i. when all is said and done, when you pick it up that ballot to vote you will face the clearest choice of any time in a generation. over the next few years big decisions
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will be made in washington on jobs, the economy taxes into deficits, energy, education war and peace. decisions that will have a huge impact on our lives is on our children's lives for decades to come. and on every issue, the choices you face will not just be between two candidates or two parties it will be a choice between two different paths for america a choice between two fundamentally different visions for the future. hours is a fight to restore the values that build the largest middle class and the strongest economy the world has ever known. the values my grandfather defended as a soldier in patton's army, the values that drove my grandmother to work on an assembly line while he was gone, they knew
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they were part of something larger. a nation that triumphed over fascism and depression were the most innovative businesses turned out the world's best products and everyone shared in that pride in success from the corner office to the factory floor. my grandparents were given the chance to go to college by their own buy their own home and still the basic bargain at the heart of america's story, the promise that hard work will pay off that responsibility will be rewarded and everyone gets a fair shot and everyone does their fair share and everyone plays by the same rules from main street to wall street to washington dc. and i ran for president because i saw that basic bargain slipping away. i
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began my career helping people in the shadow of a shuttered steel mill at a time when too many good jobs were starting to move overseas and buy 2008 we have seen nearly one decade in which families struggles with costs that kept rising but paychecks that didn't. folks racking up more and more debt to make the mortgage or pay the tuition or put gas in the car or food on the table and when the house of cards collapsed in the great recession millions of innocent americans lost their jobs homes life savings a tragedy from which we are still fighting to recover. now our friends down in tampa at the republican convention were more than happy to talk about everything they think is wrong with america but they didn't have much to say about how that would make it right. they want your vote but they don't want you to know their plan. and
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that's because bugs they have to offer is the same prescription they have had for the last 30 years, have a surplus try a tax cut. deficit too high? try another. feel a cold coming on? take to tax cuts and colleges in the us in the morning. i have cut taxes for those who need it. middle-class families, small-business is, but i don't believe that another round of tax cuts for millionaires will pay down our deficit i do believe that firing teachers or
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kicking students off a financial aid will grow the economy or help us compete with scientists and engineers coming out of china, after all we have been through i don't believe that rolling back regulations on wall street will help the small businesswoman expand or the laid-off construction worker keep his home, we have been there, we have tried that, we are not going back we are moving forward america. no i will pretend the path of offering is quick or easy. i never have. you didn't elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear you elected me to tell you the truth. and the truth is it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades, it will require common efforts and
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shared responsibility the kind of bold persistent experimentation that franklin roosevelt pursued during the only crisis since at the missile and those of us to carry on his party's legacy should remember that not every problem can be remedied with in another government program but no this america, our problems can be solved. our challenges can be met. the path we offered may be harder but it leads to a better place in time asking you to choose that future. i am asking you to rally. all around a set of goals for your country ghouls in manufacturing, energy education and national security and the deficit, it will lead to jobs and new opportunity and rebuild this economy on a stronger foundation that's what we can
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do in the next four years and that is why i am running for a second term as president of the united states. we can choose a future where we export more products into outsource fewer jobs. after a decade that was defined by what we bought into barred we're getting back to basics and doing what america has always done best, we are making things again. i have met workers in detroit and toledo who never thought it would build another american car and today they cannot build them fast enough because we rebuilt an auto industry that is back on top i
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worked with business leaders who are bringing jobs back to america not because our workers make less pay but because we make better products. because we work harder and smarter than anyone else. i assigned trade agreements that are helping our companies sell more goods to millions of new customers stand with three proud words made in america. >> usa! usa! usa! >> and after a decade of decline in this country created over half a million manufacturing jobs in the last two and a half years and now you have a choice we can get more tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas or we can start
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rewarding companies that open new plants and train new workers and create new jobs here in the united states of america. we can help big factories and small businesses double their exports and if we choose this past week and create 1 million new be manufacturing jobs in the next four years you can make that happen, you can choose the future. you can choose the path where we control more of our own energy. after 30 years of inaction we raised fuel standard so that by the middle of the next decade cars and trucks will go twice as far on 1 gal. of gas. we have doubled our use of renewable energy into thousands of americans have jobs today building wind turbines and long-lasting battery is, in the last year alone we cut oil imports by 1 million bar. a day
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more than any administration in recent history and today the u.s. say is less dependent on foreign oil than at any time in the last two decades. so now you have a choice. between a strategy that reverts progress or one that builds on it. we have opened millions of new acres for oil and gas exploration over the last three years and we will open more but unlike my opponent i will not let oil companies to write this country's energy plan or collect another $4 billion in corporate welfare from our taxpayers we're offering a better path. we're offering a better path. if
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future where we keep investing in wind and solar and clean coal where farmers and scientists harness new biofuels to harness our cars and trucks, construction workers build homes and factories that waste less energy we develop a 100 years' supply of natural gas that is right beneath our feet. if you choose this past weekend cut our oil imports in half by 2020 and support more than 600,000 new jobs in natural gas alone. and yes my plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is heating our planet because climate change is not a hoax... more droughts and floods in wild fires are not a joke, they're a threat to our children's future and in this election and you could do something about it. you can
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do something about it. you can choose a future where more americans have the chance to gain the skills they need to compete no matter how old they are or how much money they have, education was the gateway to opportunity for me. it was the gateway for michelle, for most of you. and now more than ever it is the gateway to a middle-class life. for the first time and a generation nearly every state has answered our call to raise their standards for teaching and learning, some of the worst schools in the country have made real gains in math and reading, millions of students are paid less for college today because we finally took on a system that wasted billions of taxpayer dollars on base and lenders and not you have a choice. we can cut
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education or we can decide that in the usa no child should have heard dreams deferred because of a crowded classroom or a crumbling school, no family should have to set aside a college acceptance letter because they don't have the money no company should have to look for workers overseas because they couldn't find anyone with the right skills here at home. that is not our future. that is not our future. the government has a role in this but teachers must inspire principles must lead, parents must instill a thirst for learning and students you have to do the work. and together and i promise you we can out educate and out compete any nation on earth. so help me help me recruit 100,000 math and
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science teachers within 10 years and improve early childhood education, help give 2 million workers the chance to learn skills that their community college that will lead directly to a job help us work with colleges and universities to cut in half the growth of tuition costs over the next 10 years, we can meet that goal together you can choose the future for america. >> [applause] >> that is our future. in a world of new threats and new challenges you can choose leadership that is tested and proven. four years ago i promised to end the war in iraq, we did. i promised to refocus on the terrorists who actually attacked us on the 9/11, and we
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have. we planted the tally beds momentum and in 2014 this war will be over. a new tower rises above the new york skyline al- qaeda is on the path to the feed and osama bin laden's is dead. defeat and osama bin laden's is dead. is dead. tonight, we pay tribute to the americans who still serves in harm's way. we are for ever in debt to a generation whose sacrifice has made this country safer and more respected. we will never forget you. and so what is i am commander in chief we will sustain the strongest
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military the world has ever known. when you take off the uniform we will serve you as well as you served us because no one who fights for this country should have to fight for a job or a roof over their head or the care they need when they come home. >> [applause] >> are round the world we have strengthened old alliances thora andand stood up to china on behalf of our workers from burma to libya to south sudan we have advanced the rights and dignity of all human beings, men and women, christians, moslems jews. but for all of our challenges, and europe's crisis
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must be contained our commitment to israel's security must not waver and neither must our pursuit of peace. the iranian government must face a world that stays united against its nuclear ambitions, the historic change must be defined not by the heat of extremists or bite the hoping aspirations of ordinary people who are reaching for the same rights that we celebrate here today. so now we have a choice. my opponent and his running mate are new to foreign policy. but from all we have seen and heard, they want to take us back to an era of blustering that cost america so dearly, you
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don't call russia our number one enemy, not al-qaeda, russia unless you or still stuck in a cold war mine war. you may not be ready for diplomacy with beijing if you cannot visit the olympics without insulting our closest ally. my opponent said that it was tragic to end the war in iraq and he will not tell us how people and the war in afghanistan. i have in die welt. and i will. all use the money we are no longer spending on were to pay down our debt and put more people back to work. rebuilding
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roads, bridges schools because after two wars, and thousands of lives and over one trillion dollars it's time to do some nation-building here at home. you can choose a future where we reduce our deficit without sticking it to the middle class. independent experts say that my plan would cut our deficit by four trillion dollars. and last summer i worked with republicans in congress to cut $1 billion in spending because those of us who believe government can be a force for good should work harder than anyone to reform it so its leader and more efficient and more responsive to the american people. i want to
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reform the tax code so that simple fair and the wealthiest households will pay taxes on incomes over $250,000 the same way we had when bill clinton was president and when our economy created 23 million new jobs, the biggest surplus in history and a lot of billionaires' to boot. i am still eager to reach agreement based on the principle of my bipartisan dead commission. no party has a monopoly on wisdom. no democracy works without compromise. i want to get this done and we can get it done. but when governor romney and his friends in congress tell us we can somehow lower our deficits by spending trillions more on new tax breaks for the wealthy? you do the arithmetic. you do the math. i
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refuse to go along with that and as long as i am president i never will. i refuse to ask middle-class families to give up their deductions for owning a home or raising their kids just to pay for another millionaires' tax cuts. i refuse. to ask students to pay more for college or take children out of head start programs to eliminate health insurance for millions of americans who are poor and elderly or disabled also of those with the most can pay less. i am not going along with that. and i will never i will never turn medicare into a voucher. no american should ever
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have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies. they should retire with the care and dignity that they have burned. yes, we will reform and strengthen medicare for the long haul but we will do by reducing the cost of health care not by asking seniors to pay thousands of dollars more. and we will keep the promise of social security by taking the responsible steps to strengthen it not by turning it over to wall street. this is the choice we now face. this is what the election comes down to. over and over we have been told by our opponents that bigger tax cuts and fewer regulations are the only way and since government cannot do anything it should do
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almost nothing. if you cannot afford health insurance hope that you don't get sick. if it company releases toxic pollution into the air that your children reese, well, that's the price of progress. if you cannot afford to start a business or go to college take my opponents advice and bar money from your parents. borrow money from your parents. that's not who we are. that is not what this country is about. as americans we believe we are in doubt by our creator with certain inalienable rights that no one can take away we insist on personal responsibility and we celebrate individual initiative, we are not entitled to success we have to grind. we honor the risk takers and ought
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to put norris who have always been the driving force behind our free enterprise system the greatest engine of growth into prosperity the world has ever known. but we also believe in something called citizenship. citizenship, a ward at the very heart of our founding a word at the very essence of our democracy, the idea that this country only works when we except certain obligations to one another and of future generations. we believe that when a ceo pace is autoworkers' enough to buy the cars they build, the whole company does better. we believe that when a family can no longer be tricked into signing a mortgage they cannot afford it that family is protected but so is the value of other people's homes. we believe
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the little girl who was offered to escape from poverty by a great teacher or a grant for college could become the next steve jobs or the scientist to cures cancer or the president of the united states and it is in our power to give her that chance. we know that churches and charities could make more big difference that a party program alone. we don't want handouts for people who refuse to help themselves and we certainly don't want bailout for banks that break the rules. we don't think the government can solve all of our problems but we don't think that the government is the source of all of our problems. any more than our
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welfare recipients or unions or immigrants or days or any other group where told to blame for our troubles. we are told to blame for our troubles. because america we understand that this democracy is ours. we the people, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights that our destinies are bound together, that the freedom which asks only what is in it for me, a freedom without commitment to others, without love or charity or patriotism is on faithful to our ideals and those who died in their defense.
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as citizens, we understand that america is not about what can be done for us, it's about what can be done by us. together. for the hard and frustrating but necessary work of self- government that's what we believe. you see the election four years ago wasn't about me. it was about you. my fellow citizens, you were the change. you are the reason there is a little girl with a heart disorder in phoenix who gets the surgery she needs because and an insurance company can not limit our coverage, you did that. >> [applause]
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>> you are the reason a young man in colorado who never thought he would be able to earn his medical degree is about to get that chance, you made that possible. you are the reason the young immigrant who grew up here and went to school here and pledge allegiance to our flag will no longer be deported from the only country she has ever called home. by selfless soldiers will not be kicked out of the military because of who they are or who they love, where thousands of families have finally been able to say to their loved ones who served us so bravely, welcome home. welcome home. you did that. you did that. if you turn away now if you buy into the cynicism
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that the change we fought for it isn't possible, well, change will not happen. if you give up on the idea that your voice can make a difference is that other voices will fill the void. the lobbyists with special interests, the people with the $10 million check for trying to buy this election into those who are trying to make it harder for you to vote, washington politicians who want to decide who you can marry or control health care choices that women should be making for themselves. >> [applause] >> only you can make sure that doesn't happen. only you. have the power to move us forward. i recognize that times have
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changed since i first spoke to this convention. times have changed and so have died. i am no longer just a candidate. i am the president. and that means i know what it means to send young americans into battle i've held in my arms mothers and fathers of those who didn't return. i share the pain of families who lost their homes and the frustration of workers that lost their jobs.
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if the critics think i have made all of my decisions based on polls, that i must not be very good at reading. i am very proud of what we have achieved together. i am far more mindful of my own failings, knowing exactly what linked-in meant when he said i have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that i had no place else to go. but as i stand here tonight, i have never been more hopeful about america. not because i think i have all of the answers, not because i am not even about the magnitude of our challenges, i am hopeful because of you. the young woman i met at a science fair want national recognition for biology research


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